The IT environment today in any organization is a sort of a mixture where many different Operating Systems are used, and Windows Active Domain Controller exists in majority of such organization.
Below is a 4 step How to on "Connecting Linux (Ubuntu) Systems to Active Directory Setup"
1) Update the Software Repositories
sudo apt-get update
2) Install Required Packages (likewise-open)
sudo apt-get install likewise-open
3) Join The Domain using Domain Administrator Account, replace Administrator with Domain Administrator Username and fqdn..domain with the Fully Qualified Domain Name
sudo domainjoin-cli join fqdn.domain Administrator
4) Update the Startup Scripts
sudo update-rc.d likewise-open defaults
We always hear people saying ubuntu works well only when you have a strong internet connection as the Install CD doesn't contain all the packages required agreed now a CD cannot contain all the packages you require so you need to download the packages but there is a clear misunderstanding among new users that they always need to download these packages, Its essential to download them once but if you are reinstalling ubuntu on new machine you need not download these packages all over again if you have installed required packages on one of the machine you can use the content of below listed directory for installation
this directory contains the debian packages download by the apt-get :)
so have fun reuse the content for each install and save time and bandwidth
You had just did a weekly install of some OS which did not detected Linux, Follow the steps mentioned below to get GRUB working again. Please note this would erase the current bootloader and install a new one for you if you are unsure of what you are doing do not try this
if sudo doesnot works switch to root user and use grub drectly, Find the ROOT device you will get the values for X & Y which will be used later.
Set the root device from the information achieved from the above command
Skype is not available in the default configured repositories of Ubuntu so an alternate is downloading a deb package from skype and installing it but as i am an apt-get fan i would recommend adding the repositories listed below and then using
# sudo apt-get install skype
But you need to Add a Repository using the commands below before using apt-get if there is no command listed for your distro goto Medibuntu
wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d medibuntu.list
Hopefully there would be many like me who have struggled in configuring Broadcom Wifi Cards on Linux due to their proprietory drivers, now a days it works fine in Ubuntu if you download the drivers available but still it doesnot work with various other distros. so here is a 3 step guide to configure Broadcom Wifi on your linux box these steps have been tested on openSUSE but would work on any distro Step 1 ) Download a file from here. Step 2) Install bcm43xx-fwcutter it is commonly avaiable for all distros Step 3 ) follow the commands